Week 488 // Where We Are

by Mount Everest

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This is a song about isolation and displacement. I don't suppose I need to explain why I'd write about those subjects this week. I'm thinking of my friends and colleagues hunkered down, alone in apartments. I'm thinking of those I care about stuck in other countries, waiting with great hope for a chance to come home. I'm thinking of my dear friends whose livelihoods are threatened. I'm thinking of all our loved ones whose very lives could be at stake.

Rebecca and I left our home last week because it felt safer not to stay there. We are in a place of extreme privilege to be able to make that choice. We all do the best we can under the circumstances. Still, it was hard to go. We think of our neighbors always.

I like it when one of my listeners decides they like a track enough to buy it from me on Bandcamp. I'm not a professional musician. I do marketing for a nonprofit. I am able to work remotely, and I do not expect to miss a paycheck in the near future. If you like this song, please download it for free, and then spend your money instead on beautiful music from Nat Osborn or Lyle Divinsky. They are dear friends, and dizzyingly talented professional musicians whose livelihood has been interrupted by cruel necessity. You will absolutely love what they do.

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Here we are
We're where we are
We're every solitary place
We're lost in dreams out in the park
Without a trace

Here we are
We're where we've gone
We twist in currents through the waves
We call out answers through the fog
We disappear without a trace

And all the lights are on
No matter where you look

Here we are
We're where we are
We nest and write each other's names
We're lost in faces in our hearts
Without a trace
Without a trace
Without a trace

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released March 24, 2020

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Mount Everest Brooklyn, New York

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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